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I shoot 230 Military Ball through my Colt Md 1911 Series 70. What recoil spring, should I use? Weight and maker.
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Factory recoil spring weight for the 1911 is 16# and that weight will work well for 230 grain ball ammo. However, I like the 18.5# springs. Wolff makes great springs, that is all they make except for 7 round 1911 magazines.

I have a feeling that Wolff springs fill packages with a lot of other company's names on them.

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My gunsmith runs 22# and heavier springs in his 1911s, even in the .22 conversion unit, with no problems. I don't like going that heavy but I have had good luck with the 18.5# springs.

Off topic, if Wolff's magazines work as well as their springs, I am going to switch mags.

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